ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PIAA, the nation’s leading association representing the medical professional liability (MPL) insurance community, today announced that CNA has joined the Association as an industry associate member.
“We are pleased to welcome CNA, through its Healthcare Segment, as an industry associate member,” said Paul C. McNabb, II, MD, Chair of the PIAA Membership and Bylaws Committee and Chairman of the Board of State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company. “Nearly four years ago, PIAA members created the industry associate membership category in order to expand the Association’s membership to reflect the full spectrum of entities with a commitment to MPL and a shared interest in promoting a safe environment for patient care. As a co-founder of the National Patient Safety Foundation, CNA has been a leader in promoting patient safety for many years. We look forward to its contributions in this critical area for those in the MPL community.”
CNA insures approximately 1 million healthcare professionals and is the nation’s fifth largest MPL carrier. CNA is the 8th largest U.S. commercial property/casualty insurance company, and has more than 50 years’ experience in the healthcare industry.
“PIAA is widely recognized for its pioneering work in risk management and patient safety, and we are proud to join the PIAA family in advancing our shared mission,” said Andrew Shapiro, Senior Vice President, CNA Healthcare. “Through our membership in PIAA, we will build on our expertise, so we can better serve both the individuals and entities engaged in healthcare delivery. In addition, we look forward to the opportunities for education, training, and support that come with this new membership.”
Chair of the PIAA Board of Directors and President and CEO of The Mutual RRG Gloria H. Everett noted: “CNA, like so many of our members, brings to our discussions a wealth of experience in areas such as patient safety and quality outcomes. Through collaborative initiatives, such as its work with The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, CNA has shown its support for improving patient outcomes. We look forward to collaborating with CNA and all those who share PIAA members’ commitment to the delivery of quality healthcare.”
PIAA is the nation’s leading association representing medical professional liability insurance companies, risk retention groups, captives, trusts, and other entities with a commitment to the quality delivery of healthcare. PIAA members insure more than two-thirds of America’s private practicing physicians and 3,000 hospitals, as well as dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals.